Small Grant Awards


Unfortunately, due to increased applications in 2018, we have reached our allocated budget that we give for small grants. Therefore our applications are now closed for the remainder of 2018. Please apply in 2019. 

We have given so many life changing opportunities to many children this year, but as a small, voluntary led charity we receive no statutory funding and rely solely on the giving and fundraising of our supporters to enable us to fund programmes such as the small grants. Without these essential funds we would not be able to continue to do the work we do. We would like to increase our budget for the 2019 small grants to help more children but the only way we can do this is by asking for your help. If you would be interested in fundraising for us then please do get in touch and we can send you some fundraising tools to help with your event/challenge. 

The CCAA Small Grant Awards programme aims to enhance the day to day life of children living with arthritis by funding specific activities, services or materials, to help with their educational and recreational needs. Our grants have helped many children in the past to support them achieving their dreams and aspirations. We want to help children with JIA to become all they can be and achieve everything they desire, despite the daily suffering they face.

The grants can be used for diverse purposes, as determined by the family or young person themselves, which means they are highly adaptable to personal circumstances. Small sums of money can create big changes in someone’s life. The grants are also intended to help families feel supported and less alone.


Educational Support for additional needs (up to 18 years old) 

To support children and young people in their education. The grant should not be used to supplement failed support through the educational system, but has been designed to give support in areas that these young people may be disadvantaged in due to their arthritis.

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Recreational support for leisure/sport outside of school (up to 18 years old)

To support children and young people in their sporting or leisure activities outside of the educational system as many children with arthritis miss out on these activities.


Further Education Award for young people (ages 16 – 25 years old)

To be given to older children and young people going into further education/college/university, towards books, equipment, additional courses etc. 

The Vicky Cox award was named after the daughter of our Patron, Caroline Cox. You can read about Caroline’s journey as a parent of JIA on our stories page.

Please Note: The young person should apply for themselves and we will require written details about why they would like the grant and what they would use it for.